When you begin your journey away at school, there is usually one thing that is forgotten. Who is going to cook for me and what am I going to be eating. Some people may develop their cooking skill before they leave for school, however when you are running out of money and only have a microwave to cook things there is only so much you can cook. One option that many colleges are using are fraternity meal plans from college chefs. This enables college fraternities to feed their greek school groups with nutritious food while staying within a good budget. If this is not used or until it comes to your college here are some ideas to keep you fed. These are chronically a staple for the budding college student. You can always learn to cook later.
If it comes in a box and has the word Roni printed on it somewhere, you are in good hands. Rice a Roni, Pasta Roni, the list goes on. Because it comes in a box, you are tricked into thinking you are cooking somehow. Simply make sure you have some spare time because if you are using the microwave you are going to be waiting for a while. Pasta doesn’t just cook itself you know.
The one thing you probably perfected when you were a kid was grilled cheese. This is one childhood favorite that many people are picky about. Who knew that there were different ways to melt cheese in-between to slices of bread? The thing you can’t forget is the butter; it seals the deal. If you are lucky and can have a grill in your room, I highly recommend it. Your stomach will appreciate it.
Another bread favorite is peanut butter and jelly. What is not to love about this combination? You get carbohydrates, protein, and fruit in one pretty package. No cooking skills are necessary for this masterpiece. All you have to do is learn to cut your crusts off just like your mommy use to do for you.
Any form of hot packets or lean pockets. These microwavable treats have come a long way from just pizza. You can now have lighter, healthier options and they come in more flavors than my hay days. Word of caution, they can be very addicting so make sure you can resist the temptation sometimes. But only sometimes.
Probably the best thing to eat without heating or by heating is ramen noodles. This can serve as a meal when you heat it up and enjoy the flavors, or you can crush the noodles and eat them as a snack. Whatever your preferred method, this super cheap powerhouse will have you craving it all the time.
Since we talked about noodles a bunch, one cannot make a complete list without mentioning mac and cheese. People are very picky about how they prepare their mac and cheese, so I always recommend figuring out what people like and why. Also, its best to use the single serve packets to keep your portion options under control. Mac and cheese can be hard to resist if you make a whole box.
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